Li Na tops Francesa Schiavone for title

Updated: June 4, 2011, 1:07 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- China's long wait for a Grand Slam champion ended Saturday when Li Na beat Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the French Open final.

The Australian Open runner-up celebrated by falling flat on her back in the red clay after Schiavone hit a backhand long on match point.

"I was nervous but I didn't want to show to my opponent," said Li, who appeared to be letting the match slip away in the second set. "I was a little bit shaking."

The crowd at Roland Garros was ...

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